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Cindy Ficorelli
Phone: (810) 606-6270
Fax: (810) 606-6279
caficorelli@genesys.org

08/22/2011

Cancer Connection sponsors free prostate, breast cancer screenings

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) The Genesee County Cancer Connection once again will sponsor free prostate cancer screenings in September, and free breast cancer screenings in October.
Free prostate cancer screenings for men will take place on these dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 28: 5 pm to 6 pm
Great Lakes Cancer Institute - McLaren
4100 Beecher Road, Flint

Thursday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Sept. 22: 6 pm to 7 pm
Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute
302 Kensington Avenue, Flint

The Genesee County Cancer Connection sponsors these free screenings every year during National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

In Genesee County, prostate cancer is one of the top three leading causes of cancer. In fact, prostate cancer rates are higher in Genesee County than in Michigan and the United States. Early detection and education is essential to help prevent and fight this disease.

Those eligible for the free screenings are:
  • men age 50 or older
  • African American men
  • men with a family history of prostate cancer who are 40 or older
  • men who have not been diagnosed with prostate cancer and/or are not presently under the care of a urologist

A physician will conduct the screening, which includes a digital rectal examination and a blood draw sample for a PSA test.

Screenings are provided on a walk-in basis only. No appointments are necessary or accepted.

Free breast cancer screenings
Free breast cancer screenings - offered during Breast Cancer Awareness Month - will take place on these days:

Wednesday, Oct. 5: 4 pm to 5 pm
Great Lakes Cancer Institute - McLaren

Tuesday, Oct. 25: 6 pm to 7 pm
Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute

For more information on the free prostate and breast cancer screenings, call 810-766-8898.

The Genesee County Cancer Connection is comprised of: Genesys, Hurley, McLaren and other local community organizations who work together to conduct cancer screenings, research and educational programs to help fight cancer.

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